The Art of Horsemanship - Xenophon

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The Art of Horsemanship

Among the earliest known works on choosing, caring for, and riding horses, this book is still hailed--2,300 years after it was written — as one of the most complete, thoughtful, and accessible guides of its type. Civilization has changed radically in the centuries since it was written, but the equestrian arts have remained essentially the same. Much of what we presently accept as common wisdom about horsemanship derives from this volume.

A student of Socrates, Xenophon was an accomplished cavalryman and one of the foremost scholars of his day. Though Xenophon wrote his treatise twenty-three centuries ago, it still provides the modern-day equestrian enthusiast with much food for thought and is delightfully easy to read. 

This audio version of the translation includes the preface, Xenophon's Chapters 1 - 12, and the Greek Riding Horse and Points of the Horse chapters written by Morris H. Morgan. Currently, this audio book does not include the two sections written by Morris H. Morgan: "Notes" and "On the Illustrations." These two chapters are best appreciated in the hard copy edition since they include numerous page and photograph references in the hard copy book chapters.

Audiobook: One hour, 56 minutes, file size 106 MB

The hardcopy version, available through J. A. Allen Publishers of Robert Hale Limited, is Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, carefully chosen by Professor Morgan for their usefulness in explaining the various subjects treated in the text. Xenophon's work appears for the first time in paperback.

Copyright © 1962 J. A. Allen
Audiobook Copyright © 2013 Gold Leaf Farm & Co. LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9860739-2-2 - Digital Audio Edition produced by Gold Leaf Farm & Co., LLC.

Available as an MP3 and to Stream Online.
Audiobook read by Busy Kislig-Shires Byerly.

The audiobook edition includes “book chapters” accessible through iTunes. The mp3 files may be downloaded or streamed.

The audio version of The Art of Horsemanship was produced through agreement with the publishers J. A. Allen, an imprint of Robert Hale Ltd, London. For hard copy versions of this book and other fine works, please visit

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